On this page, I will be discussing how to reset the Dlink DWR-116 router. This is not the same thing as a reboot. When you reboot something you cycle the power to the device. When you reset your router you take all the settings and return them all to factory defaults. This means every single setting is reverted back to how they were when they left the factory.
Warning: Resetting this router is a big step and should not be taken lightly. We recommend making a list of all the settings you have changed in the past. Consider the following:
The first step is to find the reset button. This is found on the front panel. Take a look at the image below for an exact location.
While the router is on, take a paperclip and bend it. Take that bent paperclip and press down on the reset button/hole for about 10 seconds. This begins the reset process. If you don't hold the reset button down for the entire amount of time you end up only rebooting the device instead of resetting it like you wanted.
Please remember this reset is going to erase every single setting you have ever made to your router. To avoid this we recommend trying other methods of troubleshooting before you continue with a reset.
After you've reset your Dlink DWR-116 router you'll want to log into it. This is accomplished by using the factory default username and password. Not sure where to get these? We have them listed for you in our Login Guide.
Tip: Defaults not working for you? Try holding the reset button down for longer.
Now that you've successfully reset and logged into your router we suggest setting a new password for it. This can be whatever you want it to be, however, remember that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.
Tip: Keep from losing your new password by writing it on a slip of paper and taping it to the bottom of your router.
It is now time to start the reconfiguration process. We highly recommend starting with the WiFi settings. For a great guide on the topic check it out here on our How to Setup WiFi on the Dlink DWR-116 page.
Be sure to check out our other Dlink DWR-116 info that you might be interested in.